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The School Practitioner’s Concise Companion to Health and Well Being$
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Cynthia Franklin, Mary Beth Harris, and Paula Allen-Meares

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195370591

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370591.001.0001

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Effective Management of Obesity for School Children

Effective Management of Obesity for School Children

(p.131) 9 Effective Management of Obesity for School Children
The School Practitioner’s Concise Companion to Health and Well Being

Reshma B. Naidoo

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the Obesity Management Program (OMP), a school-based weight loss and behavioral modification program for overweight and obese individuals. The OMP is an individual therapy, and the school-based segment can be modified for groups. This multipronged program focuses on developing a healthy lifestyle that facilitates weight loss. Skills are introduced gradually over a 14-week period and are reinforced at home and school until the child/adolescent is able to practice them without assistance.

Keywords:   school-aged children, obesity, school-based intervention, Obesity Management Program, weight loss program, behavioral modification

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